Uncharted 3 beta attracts 1 million

Multiplayer trial for Naughty Dog's forthcoming adventure game hits user milestone weeks before July 14 close.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception isn't due to ship until November, but it's already proving mighty popular for its developer, Naughty Dog. The California shop today shared news that the game's multiplayer beta has attracted 1 million players since going public on Monday.

Uncharted 3's multiplayer beta has gone platinum.

The beta for Uncharted 3 began on June 28, but at that time it was available only to PlayStation Plus subscribers and those who purchased new copies of Infamous 2.

According to Sony, the beta passed the million mark Tuesday, one day after the trial was opened up to the public.

The beta for Uncharted 3 ends on July 14, but Naughty Dog is not finished offering gamers new content. The beta will add a new map--Yemen--as well as a new game type called Co-Op Adventure this Sunday.

Additionally, gamers who have met the designated play requirements will be able to earn rewards for the retail version of the game. These include in-game cash, an Uncharted 3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar, and the Treasure Hunter's Starter Pack.

For more on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, check out GameSpot's latest preview of the game.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@jasonzilla11 1: you play from a third person view and shoot stuff what do you call that? i mean if you can compare UC3 and GoW3 the same way why not ME3? 2. well i was just putting it in as a third choice that wasnt an exclusive that could be better then both exclusives 3. yeah.....its sad really

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

@Sirbobislost Uh, a couple things. 1: Mass Effect 3 is an RPG, not a third person shooter. 2: You didn't explain anything about why ME3 is the best, you just said that its the best because they all have the same things (which they don't, each game is unique in it's own way). 3: Fanboys can't be quiet, it's against their religon.

shadow551991
shadow551991

@tarikm92f and i didnt say uncharted is bad its a smokin hot title. (by the way that thumbs down not mine!)

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Sirbobislost Gotta disagree.. Uncharted rapes both Mass Effect and Gears.

BobMarley1969
BobMarley1969

Are there going to be zombies in this one? :/

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@warhawk-geeby why? if were going to compare games that shouldnt be compared why not throw in one thats better then both of them? and isnt an exclusive

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@thebeachguy90 You'd be surprised, I've never had a good experience from trying to comment my experience of Uncharted (even very constructively worded) on various topics on a few sites. People just don't like to hear bad things about games even if true.

tarikm92f
tarikm92f

@shadow551991 you know what? both games are going to be amazing. my feeling is that uncharted will be better, but im not saying that bf3 will be bad.

evil_devil_mons
evil_devil_mons

@JSJ22 yeah i agree with you but actually in my country a good pc costs cheaper than ps 3 & games of ps3 are also more expensive than games of pc in my country so for country like mine pc is more suitable i owe an ATI 5770 so all my games give me an average fps of 70 to 90. & most of all this graphic card costed me more cheaper than ps3

JSJ22
JSJ22

@evil_devil_mons PC games seem more likely to lag. i play lots of free PC mmofps's and all laggy. so i'd be damned if i buy Battlefield 3 for PC and it lags. plus PC games require i good PC which cost lots more than a P3 or Xbox

JSJ22
JSJ22

The single player in the game has so much action that it alone would be a hit. the graphics and action/story in the previous games puts this game above and beyond any other game. PS: no one mentioned Resistance 3 . another hit exclusive

ADPowers
ADPowers

For those who want to know what those "play requirements" are and their rewards. All you need to do is look at the beta description in the PlayStation store. It's the description where you actually choose to download the beta.

shadow551991
shadow551991

@tarikm92f well we have different opinions though. but take a look at best of e3 awards of this site by the viewers. bf got almost 3 times more votes than uncharted. i guess that would be a good sum for a larger number of people. and about multiplayer bf has always been about multiplayer that doesnt need any discribtion. but anyway only time will tell. my bet's on bf3.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

@PeterDuck That's what happened with Uncharted 2, I went from level 30 something to nothing. Hopefully that won't be the case this time around.

Melas300
Melas300

Yes! Co-op adventure, that's what I was missing from UN3. Awesome job Naughty dog!

da2g
da2g

this discussion is pointless... Both consoles are cheap enough to have them simultaneously and play all the exclusives because those are the great games!!! Gears oWar, Uncharted, God of war, Halo - the legends are on both systems

pie369
pie369

I own both a ps3 and an xbox 360, and its clear, ps3 by far has better exclusives. gears and halo arent worth it compared to uncharted, god of war, mgs4, heavy rain, and lbp. also most xbox games are available on PC/Mac, like l4d2. Im not a fanboy to either side, just saying i only use my xbox every once in a while to play call of duty with my friends. and uncharted beats out cod anyday.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Sirbobislost Your sure are lost Sir Bob. Lost and deluded you poor man.

GrindingAxe
GrindingAxe

If Uncharted3 MP turns out to be half as good as Gears 3's MP then you PS3 users are in for a real treat :)

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

yay lets compare games because they are third person shooters!!! ok well masseffect3 >gears and uncharted since they all have third person shooting and a cover system there we go now fan boys be quiet

InSuSpence88
InSuSpence88

I love the single player and multiplayer. I'm was a big fan of the co-op missions until it got where i had the maps memorized. I hope that they add more co-op modes and variety to those modes. co-op arena hunter is very cool. reminds me of star wars battle front with the AI and human characters running around together. I think there aren't enough online co-op games period. I loved beating sega games with my older brother, I'd love to be able to do that kind of thing with my friends online.

endorbr
endorbr

@JSJ22 - Gotta agree. XBOX doesn't offer enough exclusives that are worth me picking up their console and paying to play online sucks. I'm not gonna shell out that kind of dough just so I can play Halo and Gears of War. Not saying I wouldn't own a 360. Just can't see paying for one when the PS3 does so much more for the money.

DeadPhoenix86
DeadPhoenix86

only getting this game for the SP. i don't care for MP.

dipsetboy17
dipsetboy17

@evil - that's a nice story you have there. nobody cares.

tarikm92f
tarikm92f

@shadow551991 uncharted is way closer to the GOTY award than battlefield 3 because it will have better and longer story, better gameplay, interesting characters and possibly more enjoyable and fun multiplayer. bf 3 will have better graphics but not much better.

endorbr
endorbr

@PeterDuck - From what I've read you will NOT be keeping your progress from the beta. However, as this article states those who "have met the designated play requirements" (whatever those are) will get some goodies in the actual game.

endorbr
endorbr

@sleepnsurf - Care to elaborate on why you think the multiplayer is such a FAIL?

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Multiplayer so far pretty much is a fail. I know this is a beta and there will be the epic single player but the beta is TERRIBLE!!

nixtd
nixtd

Looking forward to trying this Naughty dog has been a very good and consistent developer since I first played one of their games 20 years ago

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Is it any wonder it's hit one million? Drake is the king, and here's here to stay. The only folks that don't seem to like the Uncharted games are the guys that can't actually play it on their platform of choice... How coincidental! Quality stuff.

shadow551991
shadow551991

@tarikm92f it takes more than this to beat battlefield 3 for the GOTY.

evil_devil_mons
evil_devil_mons

@JSJ22 if you don't wanna play games online than PC is also good its your wish you wanna play online or not. & i am not console hater but the fun & accuracy required for shooter games like this one, only PC can deliver can deliver that

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

I wonder if we will lose our levels once the Beta shuts down am I going to have to gain experience and unlock perks all over again when the game is released?

JSJ22
JSJ22

why so many console haters? the reason i am a PS3 fan is because i dont wanna pay to play games online. So what if i dont get gears or halo ... ill put Uncharted against them both. PS: xbox characters always look like they on steroids... why?

JSJ22
JSJ22

@mrsniper83 not even close

Matthew-first
Matthew-first

@DawnBlue And I'll have both Uncharted 3 and Gears of war 3. Coz I'm kool. Wahaha... ! I don't understand ppl fighting over games... like its their lives... or r they? But really.. I'll get both :)

lethal_intake
lethal_intake

The best map so far has got to be yemen... it has sweet sniping spots and vertical combat and there are so many places to hide and surprise your enemies... i cant wait til this game comes out, i know its gonna have an epic single campaign and once they iron out a couple of bugs here and there, its gonna have a great multiplayer to boot

killer690
killer690

As I said, ps3 Fanboys are very sensitive and don't listen to reasons. Thumbs down for me YAY!!! I still like UNcharted though.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Why are people mentioning the Gears 3 beta....not even in the same league

02050muh
02050muh

i love uncharted storyline, gears story is just...meh... n both games have poor online support before, matchmaking is kinda suck in gears compare to halo...well, this beta changes my perception about uncharted online feature.. it runs smooth, functional, n the cinematic maps? its AWESOME!

ApaZulu
ApaZulu

play three team deathmatch on the yemen map, it's awesome!

ApaZulu
ApaZulu

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MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

I didn't care much for the Multi-Player, but I'm looking forward to the Campaign.

taino1128
taino1128

@Sigil-otaku @Lazerith91 's comment is exactly what I was going to say. lol

tarikm92f
tarikm92f

who thinks this is gonna be GOTY?

UserName521
UserName521

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DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@JOKER677 I think he meant the people saying "trololol gears will outsell this crap 10/0 !!1!!one" and the like. You are making a valid argument in favor of one of them in a way that clearly shows it's your opinion and nothing else. Nobody should be offended about it. Maybe if everyone was clear about what they are comparing in the games. The visuals of Gears can be easier compared to a futuristic game than one set in modern enviroment, for example, while TPS gameplay aspects, as you pointed out, to any TPS such as Uncharted.